Calls for Artists

Local and national juried, and non-juried, competitions for artists of all media, including RACC calls for artists.

We do not upload files with notices but enter an abbreviated form and then direct viewers to the organizations website. So we prefer short descriptions with contact information and deadline, that we can easily paste into our site. To find out more about listed items, please use the contact information for that notice. Do not contact RACC, unless it is listed as a RACC opportunity.

This service is free to the public.To submit a notice for this page, email the listing to mbauer@racc.org.

8/26/14
8/26/14

The Umpqua Valley Arts Association invites artists of all abilities to come to our beautiful area and participate in the fourth annual Umpqua Plein Air Event, Wednesday through Saturday...

EXTENDED deadline 8/29/14
6/17/14
6/17/14

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife would like to invite artists to participate in the 2015 Habitat Conservation Stamp Art Contest. The winning artist will receive a $1,000 award and...

Deadline: 8/29/14
5/7/14
5/7/14
Books written by Oregon writers with an original publication date between August 1, 2013 and July 31, 2014 are eligible. Awards will be presented in the following genres: Poetry, Fiction,...
Deadline: 8/29/14
3/27/14
3/27/14
Hopkins Demonstration Forest, owned and operated by Forest Forever, Inc. a non-profit organization; hereafter referred to as FFI, is excited to host the 2nd...
Deadline: 8/29/14
8/7/14
8/7/14

Open to all fiber artists. Fiber art is a style of fine art which uses textiles such as fabric, yarn, and natural and synthetic fibers. It encompasses a wide variety of styles, including art...

Deadline: 8/30/14
7/7/14
7/7/14

The Cannon Beach Gallery Committee will be reviewing proposals for an April, 2015 Green inspired exhibition.  The Green Show is in it's fourth year and has included a mix of traditional...

Deadline: 8/30/14
8/7/14
8/7/14

Each year, Black Lawrence Press awards The St. Lawrence Book Award for an unpublished first collection of poems or short stories. The St. Lawrence Book Award is open to any writer who has not yet...

Deadline: 8/31/14
5/13/13
5/5/14

The Guardino Gallery is viewing art for it’s 2015 gallery schedule. 
The gallery is looking for ...

Deadline: 8/31/14
7/15/14
7/15/14

Emerging artists are the future of tomorrow's art, but it's not always an easy path. We want to help ease the journey from emerging artist to successful, experienced artist by...

Deadline: 9/1/14
7/7/14
7/7/14

A national juried exhibition sponsored by the Louisiana Art and Artists' Guild. Open to all US artist 18+ (except photography or digitally enhanced).  Work must be original and created...

Deadline: 9/1/14
6/11/14
6/11/14

Pacific University is looking for an artist(s) to design a hands-on student week-long workshop for the annual Pacific Art Experiment that inspires creativity and experimentation in the...

Deadline: 9/1/14
5/30/14
5/30/14
Announcing a Call to Artists for the 2015 Multnomah Arts Center Gallery schedule of monthly juried exhibits.   Experienced and emerging artists living in Oregon or Washington (in the...
Deadline: 9/1/14
4/16/14
4/16/14
NORTHEASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY is a fully accredited public university serving more than 11,000 students in the Chicago area with an affordable, high quality academic experience. Our...
Deadline: 9/1/14
2/11/14
2/11/14
Oregon Library Association's Children's Services Section is sponsoring the Eleventh Showcase of Performers.  Previous showcases have provided librarians, parks and recreation...
Deadline: 9/1/14
8/13/14
8/26/14

This exhibition is the intersection of science and art. All entries should consider science in some respect. Examples could be art based on scientific research, done in collaboration with...

EXTENDED deadline: 9/2/14
6/13/14
6/13/14

The Community Arts Center (Danville, Ky.) proudly presents Horizon: Contemporary Landscape, an annual exhibit designed to test the limits of the term “landscape,” blurring the lines...

Deadline: 9/2/14
8/18/14
8/18/14
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Artists in all disciplines are invited to apply to participate in a rare opportunity! Privately commune with and be inspired by the...

Deadline to apply: 5:00PM - 9/3/14
8/14/14
8/14/14
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Call for entry, OPEN with juror Shane Lavalette, the founding Publisher/Editor of Lavalette, and the Director of Light Work.

This call for entry does not have a required theme;...

Deadline: 9/3/14
5/27/14
6/11/14
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The doors of perception - opening the dark to the light - creating the space between things that defines us, our ideas and our dreams.  As the dark shifts and morphs, the shades take on...
Deadline: 9/4/14
8/28/14
8/28/14
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We Love Clean Rivers’ RiPPLe Art Program is seeking artists whose primary focus/medium is reclaimed materials (ie: waste/trash) for this year’s RiPPLe Art Auction event on Sept 7....

Deadline: 9/5/14
7/15/14
7/15/14
n/a

This opportunity is open to emerging and experienced Individual Artists and Artist Groups who live or work in Clackamas County.*
Prior exhibit history is not...

Deadline: 9/5/14
6/25/14
6/25/14
n/a

The National Park Foundation Summer Scrapbook is back for the second year! Help create a scrapbook showcasing the many different experiences you can have in our over 400...

Deadline: 9/5/14
8/5/14
8/5/14
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Verum Ultimum Art Gallery in Portland, Oregon invites artists to explore the theme, "Inside Out" and enter work that is any interpretation of the call. Verum Ultimum does not seek to...

Deadline: 9/6/14
8/7/14
8/7/14
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Portland Community College (‘PCC’ or ‘College’) invites proposals from artists to provide permanent art work to begin the establishment of a collection for the...

Deadline: 9/8/14
8/5/14
8/5/14
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Art-Competition.net: Announces a call to artists for an online-juried international art competition. The Competition is open to all artists 18 years of age or older creating art in any painting or...

Deadline: 9/8/14
8/13/14
8/13/14
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Dana Lynn Louis will be installing a multi-media exhibit this fall at The Hoffman Gallery of Lewis and Clark College in Portland Oregon entitled "Clearing"

There is one part in...

Deadline: 9/9/14
8/6/14
8/6/14
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Theme: Snapshot, Domestic and Everyday

Black Box Gallery will host a juried group photo show on snapshot, domestic and everyday photography. Kodak introduced the idea “celebrate the...

Deadline: 9/10/14
8/26/14
8/26/14
n/a

If you're a design professional, you can be an architectural rock star for 8 to 10-year-olds by volunteering for Architects in Schools. 

Architects in Schools invites design...

Deadline: 9/12/14
8/15/14
8/15/14
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This year marks the 10th annual da Vinci Arts Fair. Held the first weekend in December (December 6th & 7th 2014), now is the time for interested...

Deadline: 9/12/14
5/8/14
5/8/14
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Artists of all media and genres are invited to join us at our 8th annual outdoor art competition. 
 
Locations include: 
  • An extended...
Competition starts: 9/12/14
8/14/14
8/14/14
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Seeking submissions from Portland-Vancouver area artists for a group show in October of 2014 entitled "Days of the Dead". The show will be focused on multicultural traditions...

Deadline: 9/14/14
8/28/14
8/28/14
n/a

Focusing primarily on photography, contemporary art, and little-known literary treasures and “rarities,” RM is launching for the fifth year this platform to make better known the work...

Deadline: 9/15/14
8/7/14
8/7/14
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The Diversity Resource Center (DRC) located in the Student Union of Mt. Hood Community College is offering exhibit space for artists engaged in topics including, but not limited to: culture,...

Deadline: 9/15/14
8/7/14
8/7/14
n/a

Theme: "Pure Abstraction" The work should be purely abstract with little to no depiction of the real world (as in nonrepresentational). This work must rely on form, color and line to...

Deadline: 9/15/14
8/25/14
8/25/14
n/a

Instigated by San Francisco performance-maker, Larry/Laura Arrington, SQUART! (Spontaneous Queer Art) gathers performers to create work in a few short hours framed through the usurped...

Event: 9/17/14
8/15/14
8/15/14
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South Shore Art Center in Cohasset, MA, invites entries of original work that offer distinctive, imaginative imagery using paper. The exhibition is to be juried by Assistant Curator of...

Deadline: 9/19/14
8/15/14
8/15/14
n/a
Textiles and fiber arts are a vehicle of storytelling to connect the past with the future and one culture with another. The communal nature of quilting often brought together women far and wide...
Deadline: 9/19/14
8/7/14
8/7/14
n/a

In conjunction with the upcoming October show, Curiousaurus (Erin Robinson Grant and Curtis Settino), Gallery 114 will be holding a juried short film and video screening. Please submit any and all...

Deadline: 9/19/14
7/2/14
7/2/14
n/a

2014 is the year of milestones: 40 years of Oregon Wild, 50 Years of the Wilderness Act, and a whole decade of the Oregon Wild Outdoor Photo Contest. Each year, amateur and professional...

Deadline: 9/19/14
8/7/14
8/7/14
n/a

Farhang Foundation is hosting a juried exhibition in January 2015 called Focus Iran: Contemporary Photography and Video. The open call and exhibition is an opportunity to expose and feature mid-...

Deadline: 9/21/14
7/11/14
7/11/14
n/a

Print Arts Northwest (PAN) is jurying in new members September 21, 2014. Applicants must submit a portfolio of five recent prints which display consistency and substantial artistic merit....

Deadline: 9/21/14
8/25/14
8/26/14
n/a

From September 5 – 26, sock fanatics around the world are invited to express their life passions by downloading an entry form from website below and submitting their best sock...

Deadline: 9/26/14
8/21/14
8/21/14
n/a

Emergent Art Space invites students and emerging artists to participate in an international exhibition series on the theme:‘TRANSLATIONS.’ Trans-lating: to bring...

Deadline: 9/30/14
8/21/14
8/21/14
n/a

Accepting applications for an upcoming exhibition "Boxes: Lost in Circulation" of Flushing Council on Culture and the Arts  in New York.

"Boxes: Lost in...

Deadline: 9/30/14
8/7/14
8/13/14
n/a

Oregon nonprofits and community groups are invited to join the more than 200 organizations that have hosted public discussions through the Conversation Project, which offers low-cost,...

Deadline: 9/30/14
8/12/14
8/12/14
n/a

The SZPILMAN AWARD is awarded to works that exist only for a moment or a short period of time. The purpose of the award is to promote such works whose forms consist of ephemeral situations....

Postmarked Deadline: 9/30/14
8/15/14
8/15/14
n/a

Art Production and the Working Artist is a worldwide survey and call for images of artworks to map the relationship between art and labor in the life of MA/MFA students and alumni. 

...

Call online until: 10/1/14
5/20/14
5/20/14
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Theme: All Creatures Great and Small
 
Show Opens:  10/4,  Show Closes: 11/8
 
Gallery Fee: $10 each piece, non-members; $7.50 each piece, members;...
Deadline: 10/2/14
8/26/14
8/26/14
n/a

Architects in Schools matches professional architects and other design professionals with primarily 3rd, 4th and 5th grade teachers for a 6-week free classroom residency (approximately 1-2 hours a...

Deadline: 10/3/14
6/4/14
6/4/14
n/a
ENDANGERED is a global, juried Fine Art/Photography/Wearable Art competition to interpret “ENDANGERED” as it applies to animals, plants, the environment and ecosystems. We...
Deadline: 10/3/14
11/21/13
11/21/13
n/a

Create a work of art using ONLY the materials provided in a Mystery Build kit! What's inside? We can't tell you, but you can expect to find some common art materials like wood, clay, canvas...

Deadline: 10/10/14
5/15/14
5/15/14
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The BIG SKY DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL is now accepting submissions for its 12th annual event.  The festival will take place February 6-16, 2015 in downtown Missoula, Montana at the historic...
Final Postmarked Deadline: 10/14/14
7/10/14
7/10/14
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Once again it will be the historical spaces known all over the world to host the finalists exhibition in March 2015. The Arsenal of Venice will showcase the works of painting, sculpture, video art...

Deadline: 10/15/14
6/13/14
6/13/14
n/a

Vashon Allied Arts invites proposals from Northwest artists for art work in any media for 2015 Vashon Allied Arts Gallery monthly exhibitions. We are interested in exhibiting all media: painting,...

Deadline: 10/15/14
8/25/14
8/25/14
n/a

The City of Cape Girardeau Public Art Committee is now accepting submissions from qualified sculptors to participate in the 2015 Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition. The...

Deadline: 10/17/14
8/27/14
8/27/14
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For this call for art Linus Galleries wants to be mysteriously haunted and intrigued! Submit art that is strange, bizarre and downright weird!

Calls are open to all local, domestic,...

Deadline: 10/20/14
8/6/14
8/6/14
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LaGuardia Community College of New York City University is seeking innovative, contemporary 2-D and 3-D art work by U.S artist for solo exhibitions, 2014- 2015 seasons. Send 10 images on CD along...

Deadline: 10/31/14
7/8/14
7/8/14
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Call to artists for gallery membership. This is an artist owned gallery with studios in Hillsboro. Visit the website: below to download an application and for more information.

Deadline: 10/31/14
6/16/14
6/16/14
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Entries are open for the ninth edition of the Arte Laguna Prize, the international contest that showcases the work of the finalists in the prestigious spaces of the Arsenale of Venice.

...

Deadline: 11/6/14
8/12/14
8/12/14
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Clatsop Community College is accepting entries for the ninth annual  international juried competition to be held January 22 - March 5, 2015 at the Clatsop Community College Art Center Gallery...

Deadline: 11/7/14
8/12/14
8/12/14
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Portland State University, Oregon’s largest university located in downtown Portland, in partnership with PDX Jazz are proud to present the first annual JAZZ FORWARD COMPETITION. The...

Deadline: 12/1/14
8/25/14
8/25/14
n/a

Embracing Our Differences believes that everyone has the right to feel safe, to be empowered and to make a difference in our world. The Embracing Our Differences 2015 Annual Art Exhibit...

Postmarked Deadline: 1/5/15
8/28/14
8/28/14

In early September, RACC will release a Call to Artist for the Portable Works Collection with a deadline in mid-October. The Portable Works collection contains smaller (portable) scale work that...

8/27/14
8/27/14

ISing Choir, a Beaverton based choir with a mission to share innovative and exceptional choral music while supporting local non-profit organizations, is searching for individuals interested in...

No deadline
8/5/14
8/5/14

PICA (Portland Institute for Contemporary Art) is working on a project by performance company Mammalian Diving Reflex called "All the Sex I've Ever Had" that explores...

No deadline
7/22/14
7/22/14

Waterstone Gallery, located in the Pearl DIstrict and a member of PADA , is looking for a new artist.  To find out more, or to apply visit website below and look at "how...

Open until filled
7/17/14
7/17/14

Anchor projects online is accepting ongoing submissions of photography, video, digital, sound and other forms of new media art by artists working in the US and internationally.  Anchor...

Ongoing submissions
3/31/14
3/31/14
Portland choreographer Jayanthi Raman is looking for modern dancers (not required to have Indian dance background)  to perform in her upcoming production in Fall 2014 at PCPA with the ...
No deadline
3/27/14
3/27/14
Pair Shaped is a new, online collaborative art platform seeking artists of all types to showcase original work. This is not a standard call for submissions! If you’re selected,...
Ongoing deadline
2/18/14
2/18/14
Red Raven Gallery,440 ferry St. SE Salem,Oregon 97301. Right now they have member openings for but not limited to jewelers, furniture, ceramics and unique garden art.Members...
No deadline
11/21/13
11/21/13

ARTiculAction is glad to announce the 4th edition of the International Open Call for Artists ARTiculAction 0.4: artists from each side of the world are welcomed to submit their works.

The...

No deadline
11/21/13
11/21/13

Lunaria, a co-operative gallery in historic Silverton, Oregon is currently jurying for new artists for membership.  It is the mission of the gallery to promote high quality works of art from...

No deadline
11/15/13
11/15/13

SHELTERS: Whether it’s homemade, nature-made, diagrams, ideas and plans for a potential, photographs/paintings of your own, in the woods, in the city, underground, above ground, for humans,...

ongoing
11/12/13
11/12/13

365 Artists | 365 Days is a new collaborative project, which will be launched in January 2014 by the Frank Juarez Gallery (Sheboygan, WI) and Greymatter Gallery (Milwaukee, WI).

...

ongoing
10/28/13
10/28/13

Mahlstedt Gallery is currently accepting submissions and is sending out a call to artists from around the world, and at all stages in their art careers, to submit their portfolios for...

10/8/13
10/8/13

The Planetary Path of Newberg, in partnership with the Ford Institute of Leadership Program, is developing a scale solar system in downtown Newberg, Oregon. Each planet will feature a common...

ongoing
9/3/13
9/3/13

North Bank Artists Community Project is seeking new members for its gallery located in downtown Vancouver WA. North Bank Artists Gallery is dedicated to bringing exceptional art to the local...

No deadline
8/20/13
8/20/13

"Someday Incubator" is Portland's free monthly showcase of new works in the performing arts. It's a venue for established and new artists to workshop new material in front of a...

No deadline